How to get free samples of contact lenses so you can try before you buy online
The easiest way to get free samples of well-known contact lens brands is to visit your eye doctor. They will have free trial lenses from the brands they recommend and can let you try before you commit to buying.
For first-time wearers, it's a good idea to try a few different brands to see which suits you best although your optician will have recommended a certain brand such as Freshlook or Acuvue to begin with based on the results of your eye examination.
This will be based on both your eye shape to get the best fitting lens and the type of work that you do. For example, someone working in an air-conditioned office will need a lens that allows the maximum amount of oxygen through to prevent dry eyes and some brands are better than others.
If, like me, you've been wearing contact lenses for many years and just want to try a different product such as the latest technology from a particular brand eg. Acuvue Oasys with Hydraclear plus technology for even MORE comfort, then you can obtain free contact lens trials by applying for a free trial certificate either direct from the brand website or possibly through an online optical retailer.*
The brands don't just send out free trial pairs of lenses as, for complete eye safety, you have to visit a participating eye care professional to have your eyes checked, then use the certificate to get your free trial pair.
Vision Direct deliver worldwide via courier including the US for just £6.98, so why not take advantage of their offer of FREE TRIALS on their in-house brand Everclear. You can either order free samples of the everyday Everclear ADM contact lens or their new premium Everclear Elite (a great alternative to Acuvue Moist) when you place your regular order OR just order the FREE Trial packs on their own.
To get a free sample of any of the popular Acuvue contact lenses like Oasys or TruEye visit the Acuvue website and download a free trial certificate.
Once you have downloaded your certificate, check on the above link to Acuvue to find a participating eye doctor near you. You then hand the certificate to your optician to get your free samples of contact lenses.
Another option if you are willing to experiment is to try a completely different brand. Here in Cyprus, there is no distributor for Acuvue, so my local optician recommended Cooper Vision's Biofinity monthly lenses. I wasn't sure as I prefer a daily lens due to so much dust here in Cyprus as it's a hot country.
He ordered me a free trial lens without any certificate, so try that route next time you visit your eye doctor. They may have links with local suppliers for Brands you may not have thought of using before.
Otherwise if you're looking for free samples of contact lenses on a known Brand, visit the Brand website to download a trial certificate, check where you can use it at participating eye centres and enjoy your new trial lenses.